Del Ray Business Association Welcomes Del Ray Psych & Wellness

September 21, 2018 11:30 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

     Del Ray Psych & Wellness celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Sept. 19.   The new business, which brings together a wide range of wellness professionals to offers a holistic approach to health and wellness treatment, is located at 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue.
      "We are so blessed to create this holistic health and wellness center," said Dr. Lauren Fisher, the co-founder of Del Ray Psych & Wellness.  "This is a hub of wellness connecting the community to different resources to help them live their best lives."

      Del Ray Psych & Wellness, formerly known as Del Ray Psychological & Wellness Associates, is a new partnership between colleagues and clinical psychologists, Dr. Lauren Fisher and Dr. Eleni Boosalis. The new business includes nine professionals offering psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, career counseling, holistic nutritional counseling, wellness coaching, acupuncture, and more. The location also houses two tenants with complimentary businesses of massage therapy by Michael Nicotra of the Vital Body and a naturopathic physician, Dr. Patrician Dienfenbach, of Natural Integrative Healthcare. "So many people and synchronistic events have brought us here," said Boosalis.

       "We are so thrilled to welcome Del Ray Psych & Wellness to Mount Vernon Avenue," said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky.  "Our community is known for its award-winning health and wellness providers and fitness studios. This one-stop-shop for helping people live happy and healthy lives is a tremendous addition to 'Well Ray.'"

      At the event, Del Ray Psych & Wellness also announced its new "Wellness Wednesdays" program, featuring free classes hosted by wellness professionals every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1900 Mount Vernon Avenue. "Our vision is to offer free services to the public that feature useful strategies for every day life from different wellness practitioners in the community" said Fisher.  "Our goal is to foster community connection while delivering these classes and other programs in a variety of interesting and innovative formats." 

      The diverse line-up of events -- ranging from wellness discussions and demonstrations to fitness classes -- are free and open to all, with donations collected for a different local non-profit each month.  The upcoming Wellness Wednesdays:

  • Sept. 26: Career Counseling 101 with Kristin Schmittel, MA, NCC
  • Oct. 3: Naturopathic Medicine 101 and How Stress Affects Our Bodies with Dr. Patricia Dienfenbach
  • Oct. 10: Outdoor Yoga and S'mores with Maureen Clyne
  • Oct. 17: Tapping Into Natural Strategies for Stress and Relaxation with Dr. Lauren Fisher
  • Oct. 24: Effective Parenting Goals and Modeling Desired Behavior for Your Kids with Amy Begnal, EdS
  • Nov. 7: Essential Oils for the Upcoming Winter Season with Hilary Mughloo
  • Nov 14: Therapeutic Ketones: Energy, Fat Loss, Focus, and Performance with Krystal Ross, CNC
      Del Ray Psych & Wellness is vibrant and energetic group of clinical psychologists, therapists, and wellness professionals located in the heart of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, VA. The group is passionate about guiding individuals on their personal journeys of growth and transformation by using a holistic approach and providing a wide variety of experiences and techniques to treatment approaches such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, art therapy, and nutritional counseling.  For more information and to register for classes please, visit

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